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A Handbook of Ethical Practice: A Practical Guide to Dealing by David McMenemy

By David McMenemy

This publication appears in any respect of the moral concerns dealing with info and library execs in a single overarching, and practically-focused, textual content. As such, it truly is of significant gain to either practitioners and to LIS scholars. the focal point of the e-book is two-fold: (1) It features a precise dialogue of the problems that impression at the day-today perform of data employees within the twenty first century; and (2) comprises case experiences discussing capability recommendations to moral difficulties confronted. The publication presents sections which paintings like flowcharts prime from moral matters via choice issues to proposed strategies in keeping with the literature/case experiences. it is a hugely resource that gives acceptable entry to power recommendations for daily queries.

  • Despite the insurance of moral matters in books on copyright, freedom of data, public net entry, and knowledge defense, this ebook fills the distance in drawing all of this data jointly, as one sourcebook
  • The booklet can be utilized for normal reference
  • Does no longer provide felony suggestion in line with se, yet explains some of the situations which were utilised for various moral difficulties within the workplace

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It is a consciously pro-western and pro-Christian way to organise the collected works of mankind, and while it works exceedingly well, the arrangement could very well be seen to reinforce old stereotypes of how the West views the rest of the world. Consider again the thorny topic of religion for a moment. In the Dewey system Christianity occupies a large swathe of the available categories for Religion, the 200s. The ranges from 201 to 289 are predominantly concerned with Christianity and the rest of the world’s religions are squeezed into 290–299.

This relates to ethical management of staff members, but also to core privacy issues for users. The CLA have taken a different approach to their ethical statement from that of the ALA, but we can see core issues of concern in both. Intellectual freedom and censorship, ethical treatment of users, privacy and ethical management are all topics which feature in both codes, and 31 A Handbook of Ethical Practice it will be interesting to see if these themes continue as we move to analyse European codes.

We move now to a discussion of some Asian codes. Asian codes In the discussion of codes from Asian library associations we will focus on two countries, firstly Indonesia and then the Philippines. htm (IFLA, 2006b) Indonesia is a predominantly Muslim country where the religion has a large role in culture and politics. This is reflected in the ethical code of the Association for Indonesian Librarians. The code is divided into three chapters, with Chapter One defining the role of a librarian: The librarian is an individual, who carries out the activities of the library’s functions, documentation and information, by giving service to the society according to the range of duty of the main organisation, based on his/her own knowledge of library, documentation and information science obtained through the education.

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